Wednesday, January 2, 2008

~Our Little China Girl, Lucy Joy JingXuan~

We have a daughter!! We are thrilled beyond words to write this post. What? When? you might ask. On October 21, 2007 we saw a picture of a little girl who took our breath away. We called the agency to inquire about her, but were told there was already a family that had committed to her. We then prayed for her and hoped she had been found by her forever family. The next day we received a phone call that the family had changed their mind, and we could pursue if we would like. The WC list she was on was with another agency. Luckily we had been sitting on our paperwork and were not officially locked in with our original agency, so we were able to pursue JingXuan. After many phone calls and lots of prayer and counsel, we submitted our LOI, and today received PA (pre-approval). Needless to say we are full speed ahead on getting that dossier finished and to China. We hope to travel early summer 2008 (before the Olympics)

Here are the details on our precious girl:

~Her Chinese name is JingXuan, soon to be
Lucy Joy Jing Xuan

~She is currently in the Hunan province

~She is 3 years old

~She is the most beautiful little girl ever

*I am waiting to hear from the agency, but hope to post her picture soon!


  1. OH MY GOODNESS that is SOOO exciting! Something just told me to check your blog~ Congratulations!!!!!
    What a wonderful start to the New Year! Blessings to your family!!!!
    I can't wait to see Lucy's picture!!!!!

  2. WOW!!!!! That is unbelievable!! I am so excited for you. I can't wait to hear all the details and see a picture of your new little blessing! I love the name Lucy - too cute!

  3. This is the first time that I visited your blog and boy, did I pick the perfect day?! Congratulations!!! What truly wonderful news for your family! I look forward to seeing pictures of your sweet girl!

  4. Congratulations!! This is just awesome news. Can't wait to see pictures of your little sweetie. 2008 is going to be one great year for your family!

  5. I know that Chang JingXuan is already loved deeply by her new Mama and Baba. I love the name Lucy Joy -- it is just such a wonderfully happy name and fits JingXuan's personality, I think. She is such a cutie pie and loves to be cuddled!! I know that she is going to get LOTS of cuddles from her new parents and 3 big brothers (san gege)!!

    Best wishes, Bonnie Ward

  6. Oh My Gosh!!! I am just in tears, I am SO excited for your entire family!!! CONGRATULATIONS from the bottom of my heart!

    I am literally overjoyed for your family! What an amazing blessing to start of the new year!

    I also LOVE LOVE LOVE the name Lucy!!

  7. Wow! Congratulations! She is just adorable! I can't wait to follow your journey.

  8. Hi Dawn,

    This is such wonderful news! Congratulations to you and your precious family.

    I can't wait to see what unfolds for all of you and watch sweet little Lucy placed in your arms.

    God is good!



    Words cannot express how thrilled I am for you. Congratulations. I am SO excited for you!!!!!!!

    Sending BIG hugs your way,


  10. Oh, I'm just shaking with happiness for the five of you AND for little Lucy Joy (oops, I first wrote "Lucky" Joy -- and she sure is!).

    What a beautiful child. I know how you're feeling right now -- over the moon with happiness at FINALLY being able to post her picture and tell the world your fantastic news!

    I've been checking your blog every few days for THIS post -- how wonderful that you received PA!

    Congratulations, Mama -- now you get to start shopping for a LITTLE GIRL!!!!!!!

  11. Dawn,
    CONGRATULATIONS!!! What wonderful news~ I am so happy for you and your family and for sweet Lucy!!!
    I can't wait to follow your journey to bring her home!!!

  12. She is a doll !
    We brought home a toddler too and questions feel free to e-mail us.
    What a blssing !

  13. Congratulations! She is just beautiful! What a wonderful way to start the new year!